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October 2006

Really Weird Weather and Snowboarding

I have to say, Colorado has the absolute weirdest weather I've ever seen. Not only can it get overcast, rain for 10 minutes, and then get nice again, but there can be a 30-40 degree temperature difference between mid-afternoon and evening. Not only that, but yesterday it was about 67 degrees and I was wearing shorts and a t-shirt. Today it's below 32 AND IT'S SNOWING. Wet snow sure, but hey, there's still white stuff coming down from the sky, and white stuff appearing on all the grass. The dogs were romping in it earlier.

Also finally Leif and I were able to go boarding for an hour this morning. "Only an hour," you might say, but hey, the resort is less than an hour from us, so it's not that big of a deal. We got 3 runs in at Loveland, and wow was it a long run. It was officially labeled as a green, but there were parts of it that were creeping into the blue area.

Michelle Going Down the Run

The Resorts are Opening!

I called it, mid-October, and while I didn't think resorts would ever open that early, both A-Basin and Loveland are open for business! A-Basin only has a blue run open, while Loveland has a green, but that's not the point is it? The point is that we can actually go snowboarding in Colorado now, and the season runs through May or June usually. WOOHOO!!!

A-Basin apparently was the first resort in all of North American to open too.

While we won't be able to go this weekend, that's fine since we have season passes to Loveland and I'll go during the week while Leif is working. :)

Link about A-Basin opening.